Prince Charles sniggering as Boris Johnson struggles with awkward umbrella blunder | UK | News
On a visit to the new UK Police Memorial where Prince Charles has unveiled a plaque honouring all fallen officers and staff, Boris Johnson got into trouble after a gust of wind almost cost him his umbrella. The Prime Minister can be seen desperately trying to recover his umbrella as Prince Charles fell into hysterics over the incident.
As Prince Charles took his seat ahead of the ceremony in the pouring rain, members of the public opened their umbrellas to keep them from getting sodden.
But as Mr Johnson went to open his umbrella to keep himself dry, it burst open and turned inside out.
Mr Johnson appeared shocked as onlookers fell into hysterical laughter at the gaffe.
He then frantically tried to pull the umbrella back in with little success.
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Prince Charles did not notice the commotion at first until he turned around to see Mr Johnson in a bit of a pickle.
The umbrella chaos sent the Prince of Wales into fits of giggles as Boris sets about trying to correct his inside-out umbrella.
He eventually fixes the mistake but the crowd of onlookers continued to laugh.
Seeing the funny side, Mr Johnson started chuckling as he caught eyes with someone in the audience who saw the whole saga.
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The Prince of Wales and the Prime Minister were at a ceremony at the National Arboretum in Staffordshire where the Prince of Wales lead the nation in a dedication ceremony for the new UK Police Memorial honouring all fallen officers and staff.
Charles unveiled a new plaque to the fallen and gave a brief speech on the heroism of British police officers who laid down their lives in service.
He went on to lay the first wreath at the memorial commemorating the courage and sacrifice of all those from across the police service.
The UK Police Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas commemorates all personnel who have lost their lives since the formation of the Bow Street Runners in 1749.
Since that time, almost 5,000 police officers and staff have died on duty, 1,500 from acts of violence.
But Boris Johnson’s public gaffe is not the first the Prime Minister has made. During a visit to Japan in 2015 back when he was Mayor of London, Boris knocked a child over while playing touch rugby.
As he collided with the child Mr Johnson also went down himself as the pair ended up in a pile on the ground.
While at a Soccer Aid in 2006, Boris Johnson chaotically rugby tackled former German footballer Maurizio Gaudino sending him down to the ground screaming in agony.